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Havas Group Argentina has appointed Martín Pietragalla as the new Director of Strategy and Product Development in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pietragalla will be reinforcing the group’s commitment to strategic innovation team together with Ernest Riba, Head of Business Development and Product. Prior to Havas Group, he served as Director of Digital Strategy at GREY, with local and regional responsibilities. He also worked for clients such as P & G, Disney, Microsoft, Magistral, Febreze, Pantene, Pringles, DirecTV, GSK, HSBC, SAP, CABLEVISION and LG among others.
Klipsch, a tech-driven audio company, announced the addition of Luis “Papo” Marquez as the Regional Director of Latin America. Marquez comes to Klipsch after 30 years of industry experience with Bose, previously serving as the Account Manager EMA Latin America.Starting his career in manufacturing and advancing through the organization, Marquez managed several Bose retail locations throughout Florida, later joining the Latin Markets team as an account manager for the Caribbean business. His experience in consumer electronics and strong relationships in the Latin Market will allow Klipsch to place emphasis on the growth of their business throughout Central and South America.
Kingston has named Gabriela Navarro as the new Channel Marketing manager for the Southern Cone based in Santiago de Chile, as part of growth process of Kingston’s professional team worldwide. Navarro will have the challenge of generating executive and strategic marketing initiatives for the Southern Cone in markets such as Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia, with a focus on channel initiatives and corporate segments.
Honda Motor Argentina has appointed Jorge Fernández as the company vice president in the country. Fernandez worked as General Production Manager for the motorcycle division.
Ericsson named Arun Bansal Director of the newly created European and Latin American market area, in line with the company’s recent announcement of changes in its business strategy. Bansal previously served as Director of the Red Products business unit since July 2016 to March 2017 and director of the business unit of Radio from 2014 to 2016.
Mahindra Comviva has appointed Rafael Olivares as executive director for Latin America, where he will seek to boost the company’s presence.
Critical Mass has promoted Amanda Levy to global chief client officer.Levy will be responsible for all client services across the agency’s 12 global offices.
Diageo has appointed Carat’s global digital director Jerry Daykin to the newly-created role of head of digital media partnerships. Daykin joined Carat in 2014 from Mondelez International.Daykin will look to build on his knowledge of platforms like Facebook and Twitter – Diageo was one of the first advertisers to strike a deal with the social media firm – to enhance the firm’s media strategy.In September 2016, Diageo concluded a global review of its media arrangements, retaining Dentsu Aegis for the bulk of the business.Daykin will be based in London, UK.